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Final check up (& down) - club med

by Marie-Laure Hermanche on 7 Dec 2000
After arriving in the port of Barcelona on Sunday evening 3rd December, the
maxi-catamaran Club Med began her final countdown before the start of the Monte Carlo Prologue scheduled to begin on December 14th.

After a few days spent in the magnificent Portofino bay (Italy), the crew of Club Med headed back to sea last Saturday on route for the Catalonian capital. Another express crossing of the Mediterranean, because it needed only 24 hours for the giant catamaran to join Spain from Italy.

Leaving in very light airs, the blue and yellow boat soon picked up the wind again reaching 34 knots to windward in a short chop. Hauled out yesterday morning in Port Vell, Barcelona, Club Med will be given a final check-up: a bottom scrub, inspection of the structures and a few final alterationsS She will be re-launched on Monday 11th December and then our crew will head back to sea to join her future adversaries in Monaco.

Programme :

3rd-11th December: Barcelona. Final check-up
9th December: The Race Press Conference, Disneyland Paris
12th December: Leaves Barcelona for Monaco
14th December: training run off Monaco
15th-16th December: The Race Monte-Carlo Prologue, Monaco
17th December: Leaves for Barcelona
18th-31st December: boats gather in Barcelona
31st December: Start of The Race

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